Period
to 17 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for BPSS Clearance qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 963 1120 1040
Rank change year-on-year +157 -80 -84
Permanent jobs citing BPSS Clearance 119 39 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.085% 0.024% 0.077%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 0.10% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 66 29 66
England median annual salary £52,095 £41,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.06% -6.82% +12.82%
10th Percentile £30,491 £18,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £84,672 £60,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £52,095 £42,000 £46,331
% change year-on-year +24.04% -9.35% +21.13%

BPSS Clearance is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 34,085 38,653 43,383
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.25% 23.83% 25.83%
Number of salaries quoted 25,138 30,190 34,669
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,775 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

BPSS Clearance
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing BPSS Clearance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for BPSS Clearance in England

BPSS Clearance
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in England.

Salary trend for BPSS Clearance in England

BPSS Clearance
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in England over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Salary histogram for BPSS Clearance in England

BPSS Clearance
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance within the England region over the 6 months to 17 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +65 40 £65,000 +55.69% 9
London +55 28 £52,095 +2.94% 18
South West +18 17 £36,608 +39.46% 11
North of England - 17 £52,095 - 24
Midlands +44 14 £35,500 -11.25% 8
East Midlands - 12 £35,500 - 1
North West - 6 £52,095 - 2
Yorkshire - 6 £52,095 - 11
North East - 5 £52,095 - 11
West Midlands +44 2 £35,250 -11.88% 7
East of England +26 1 - - 1
BPSS Clearance
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 80 (67.23%) Security Cleared
2 74 (62.18%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (53.78%) SC Cleared
4 41 (34.45%) ITIL
4 41 (34.45%) Problem-Solving
5 40 (33.61%) Oracle
6 38 (31.93%) Java
6 38 (31.93%) Finance
7 37 (31.09%) Mentoring
8 34 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
8 34 (28.57%) Microsoft
9 33 (27.73%) JIRA
10 32 (26.89%) Management Information System
11 31 (26.05%) Collaborative Working
12 24 (20.17%) Jenkins
13 23 (19.33%) Analytics
13 23 (19.33%) Software Engineering
13 23 (19.33%) Thought Leadership
14 22 (18.49%) Open Source
15 21 (17.65%) DevOps
15 21 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
15 21 (17.65%) Scrum
16 20 (16.81%) Information Security
16 20 (16.81%) Business Intelligence
16 20 (16.81%) Coaching
16 20 (16.81%) Process Improvement
16 20 (16.81%) Test Automation
17 19 (15.97%) Microsoft Azure
17 19 (15.97%) Linux
17 19 (15.97%) PMO

BPSS Clearance
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (11.76%) Oracle Workflow
2 10 (8.40%) Confluence
3 6 (5.04%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.36%) SAP HR
1 4 (3.36%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 19 (15.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.52%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.36%) HTTP
2 3 (2.52%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (0.84%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.13%) Power BI
2 16 (13.45%) Big Data
3 14 (11.76%) Hadoop
4 13 (10.92%) Relational Database
5 12 (10.08%) Geospatial Data
5 12 (10.08%) GIS
6 9 (7.56%) Amazon Aurora
6 9 (7.56%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (7.56%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.68%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.84%) MySQL
8 1 (0.84%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 33 (27.73%) JIRA
2 24 (20.17%) Jenkins
3 12 (10.08%) Maven
4 10 (8.40%) JUnit
5 6 (5.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (5.04%) Bitbucket
5 6 (5.04%) EasyMock
6 5 (4.20%) Eclipse
7 4 (3.36%) Git (software)
7 4 (3.36%) Hudson
7 4 (3.36%) Subversion
8 2 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.68%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.84%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.84%) JMeter
9 1 (0.84%) Selenium
9 1 (0.84%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.84%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.84%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (31.93%) Finance
2 17 (14.29%) Marketing
3 12 (10.08%) Military
4 7 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 6 (5.04%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (20.17%) Architect
2 19 (15.97%) Consultant
3 18 (15.13%) Developer
3 18 (15.13%) MI Manager
4 15 (12.61%) Enterprise Architect
5 12 (10.08%) Software Engineer
6 10 (8.40%) Software Developer
7 9 (7.56%) AWS Consultant
7 9 (7.56%) Cloud Consultant
8 8 (6.72%) Java Developer
8 8 (6.72%) Java Engineer
8 8 (6.72%) Java Software Engineer
9 7 (5.88%) Java Software Developer
10 6 (5.04%) Agile Developer
10 6 (5.04%) Agile Java Developer
10 6 (5.04%) DevOps Developer
10 6 (5.04%) Security Consultant
10 6 (5.04%) Senior Consultant
10 6 (5.04%) Senior Security Consultant
11 4 (3.36%) HR Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.13%) JSF
2 16 (13.45%) Spring
3 15 (12.61%) .NET
4 12 (10.08%) Java EE 5
4 12 (10.08%) Kafka
5 9 (7.56%) Web Services
6 6 (5.04%) EJB
6 6 (5.04%) Java EE
7 5 (4.20%) Drools
7 5 (4.20%) Hibernate
7 5 (4.20%) REST
8 4 (3.36%) Django
8 4 (3.36%) Guice
8 4 (3.36%) JSON
8 4 (3.36%) Play Framework
8 4 (3.36%) RESTful
8 4 (3.36%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (3.36%) Spring MVC
9 3 (2.52%) jBPM
10 2 (1.68%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 34 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (26.89%) Management Information System
3 14 (11.76%) Hybrid Cloud
4 13 (10.92%) Public Cloud
4 13 (10.92%) Replication
5 12 (10.08%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (5.04%) Wiki
7 3 (2.52%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 19 (15.97%) Linux
2 13 (10.92%) Unix
3 6 (5.04%) CentOS
3 6 (5.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.84%) Windows
4 1 (0.84%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (62.18%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (34.45%) ITIL
2 41 (34.45%) Problem-Solving
3 37 (31.09%) Mentoring
4 31 (26.05%) Collaborative Working
5 23 (19.33%) Analytics
5 23 (19.33%) Software Engineering
5 23 (19.33%) Thought Leadership
6 22 (18.49%) Open Source
7 21 (17.65%) DevOps
7 21 (17.65%) Scrum
7 21 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 20 (16.81%) Business Intelligence
8 20 (16.81%) Coaching
8 20 (16.81%) Information Security
8 20 (16.81%) Process Improvement
8 20 (16.81%) Test Automation
9 18 (15.13%) Data Protection
9 18 (15.13%) Epics
9 18 (15.13%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (31.93%) Java
2 15 (12.61%) C#
2 15 (12.61%) Python
3 14 (11.76%) C
3 14 (11.76%) SQL
4 13 (10.92%) Java 8
5 11 (9.24%) PL/SQL
6 10 (8.40%) C++
7 9 (7.56%) T-SQL
8 5 (4.20%) Ruby
9 4 (3.36%) ABAP
9 4 (3.36%) JavaScript
9 4 (3.36%) Scala
10 2 (1.68%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.84%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.84%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 80 (67.23%) Security Cleared
2 64 (53.78%) SC Cleared
3 17 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 7 (5.88%) Degree
5 6 (5.04%) CISM
5 6 (5.04%) CISSP
5 6 (5.04%) CRISC
6 4 (3.36%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (2.52%) A+ Certification
7 3 (2.52%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (2.52%) GNVQ
7 3 (2.52%) HND
7 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (15.97%) PMO
2 14 (11.76%) BS7799
2 14 (11.76%) COBIT
3 13 (10.92%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 7 (5.88%) PCI DSS
5 6 (5.04%) GDPR
5 6 (5.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (1.68%) QA
System Software
1 13 (10.92%) Hyper-V
1 13 (10.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.84%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (10.92%) Ansible
1 13 (10.92%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (10.92%) Puppet
1 13 (10.92%) Terraform
2 2 (1.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.84%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 40 (33.61%) Oracle
2 34 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 13 (10.92%) Citrix
3 13 (10.92%) VMware
4 7 (5.88%) Google
5 6 (5.04%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.36%) SAP
6 4 (3.36%) Workday
7 2 (1.68%) Xamarin